Grassland torched at Wombwell

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Grassland at the back of a Wombwell housing estate was set ablaze deliberately last night.

Firefighters from Cudworth station took almost an hour to make the area, off Pearson Crescent at Wombwell, safe.

The blaze mainly affected an embankment close to the railway line, but was not close enough to affect it, said a fire spokesman.

Fire crews were alerted at 8.40pm.